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10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

This year, we will be unable to host our usual Friday field trip day. Instead, Students of French and their families are invited to attend French Heritage Day at the fort on Saturday, November 7 as part of National French Week, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. 

French Heritage Day at Old Fort Niagara offers students and their families a variety of experiences that will help them better understand the early French exploration and occupation of the Great Lakes region during the 17th and 18th centuries. The day’s program includes living history programs about garrison life, trade, architecture, music, travel, foodways, Native-American relationships and other topics.

Cost: Admission to the program is discounted at $14.00 for an adult and $9.00 per student. Tickets are available at the door.

Safety Guidelines: Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Our list of safety precautions is available at https://www.oldfortniagara.org/visitor-information                                                                

 Directions: From Niagara Falls, NY, take I-190 North to Exit 25B. Follow signs to the Niagara Scenic Parkway North/Fort Niagara. Follow the Niagara Scenic Parkway North to Fort Niagara State Park, North Entrance. Once inside the park, follow the signs to Old Fort Niagara. Park in the large public parking area adjacent to the Fort Niagara lighthouse. Lost? Call (716) 745-7611.

Pre-visit materials here: https://www.oldfortniagara.org/event/100201/french-heritage-days


Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent- (Overview of the Fort's History) 


The role of music in the 18th century military- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsWLlgWVP-s&t=32s

The British soldier in the American Revolution- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFXfXCx-FN0

Fort Niagara's role in the American Revolutionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YbgzvPWyqg
Fort Niagara in the War of 1812- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0huzzmJ0Rls

Download our new pre-visit booklet-"Flintlocks and Council Fires."

This 12-page booklet contains history, activities, and links to videos to help prepare your students for their Fort visit. Click- http://www.oldfortniagara.org/documents//FlinklocksCouncilFires_Booklet_Final.pdf





Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Our current hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

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